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Metz Band

 The following items are recommended by the band teacher (Bill Stevens) at Grace E. Metz Middle School


Exploring Music (Beginning Band)

Book: Sound Innovations for Concert Band Book 1

Jazz Band

Book: Dean Sorenson First Place for Jazz method Book

 Each student should have the following items in class everyday:

  • At least three reeds (clarinets and saxophones) and water bottles (trombones)
  • At least two reeds (oboes and bassoons) and water canisters for soaking.
Optional Supplies
  • Music Stand
  • Metronomes
  • Chromatic tuner 

Woodwinds (Clarinet, Sax, Oboe Bassoon)

  • Reeds for clarinet, sax, oboe, bassoon
  • Cleaning kit
  • Woodwinds swabs
  • Sax straps
  • Various mouthpieces (woodwind)
Brass (Trumpet, Trombone)
  • Valve oil
  • Cleaning kit
  • Trombone cream
  • Small trombone spray bottle
  • Mutes
  • Sterisol
  • Various mouthpieces (brass)
  • Silver polish
  • Polishing rags

Each percussionist should have the following materials:

  • One pair hard xylophone mallets
  • One pair CT-3 medium Concert timpani mallets
  • One pair IP-LD Lavo Davila concert snare drum sticks (or equivalent)

Optional Percussion

  • Stick Bags
  • Drum pads
  • Yarn mallets
  • Concert snare sticks
  • Timpani Mallets
  • Timpani Tuners
Bass Guitar
  • Bass guitar straps
  • Bass guitar strings
  • Bass Guitar cords